Thursday, March 1, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Budget brings tears and cheers
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — While the the budget proposals have put the textile manufacturers in a high spirit, the mood in the small-scale units is of disappointment. The long-pending demand of the textile manufacturers pertaining to the reduction of custom duty on the import of the textile manufacturing machinery has been met.

With temperatures rising in the past few days, children have started relishing ice candies once again. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Electricity bill for Rs 24,909 quashed
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the electricity bill of Rs 24,909 of Mr Ashok Kumar. Mr Ashok Kumar purchased a house, along with electric connection (SW14/0323), in Harnam Nagar. He got the first electricity bill of Rs 305 on March 29, 1999.

Knitwear units to file quarterly ST returns
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — The Excise and Taxation Department has agreed to the request of the members of the Knitwear Club to continue with the quarterly arrangement instead of monthly deposit of sales tax.



Institute for blind cries for light
UDHIANA, The Government Institute for the Blind, Jamalpur, lacks proper infrastructure for meaningful education to the 50-odd students residing in the premises. The pity is that the Education Department does not bother about the specialised needs of the students as the correspondent never saw any models or aids which could help them understand the subjects better.

Registration order may be reviewed: DYC
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — Owing to the public resentment and political pressure the district administration is understood to have agreed to review its order asking landlords to provide details with regard to their tenants, employees and domestic servants to their nearest police station here.



Karnal girl wins Matiz in bunte bunte contest
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Limited, Ludhiana, today announced the final results of Bunte Bunte Kismat Chamke contest. Deepti Khurana of Karnal won the first prize Matiz Car. In all 1046 prizes had been declared during the mega contest. Earlier the company had already announced 4036 prizes during the four monthly contests.

Costly mistake
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — Mr Ajent Singh Sandhu (59) an NRI, acquired a 40-square-yard plot (25-G) in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar through special power of attorney in 1996. His problems started when he came to know that the original allotment of the plot, in the name of Ms Sundari Kaur, had been cancelled in 1992 because of a clerical mistake. 

Cheques distributed under shagun scheme
KHANNA, Feb 28 — Eighty-eight cheques were distributed by the local MLA, Mr Bachan Singh Cheema, under the Shagun scheme among the people at Ramgarh village, 10 km from here, today.



Gold and cash stolen from car
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — An briefcase containing 11 tolas of gold ornaments, pashmina shawls, some clothes and Rs 30,000 was reportedly stolen from a Santro car ( PB-10-AJ-1015) at about 11 p.m. on Monday. The complainant, Mr Denesh Kumar, a resident of Shivaji Nagar, had parked the car in front of Kumra Palace. It is learnt that the total loss is about Rs 80,000.


Wool export council to organise seminar



Ms Satisha Sharma An educationist with a mission
he has been the In charge of Arya College for Girls for the past three decades. She has seen the college start with 150 students and seen the strength of the college increase to 1,500 students. Ms Satisha Sharma has nurtured the college from its infancy. At present, the college is running not only graduate classes but post graduate classes in History and Political Science.

Communal harmony fest concludes
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — Inter-school poetry and folk singing contests marked the concluding day of the communal harmony festival organised by the Education Department (Schools), Punjab, in association with the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, New Delhi, at Government Senior Secondary Model School, Punjab Agricultural University here today.

367 homoeopaths awarded diplomas
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — Nearly 367 students of six homeopathic colleges of the state have been awarded diploma certificate in homoeopathy for the past two years. Diploma certificates were awarded by Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Punjab.



Herbal treatment for animals
erbal treatment is no longer restricted to human beings. Veterinarians and animal scientists are of the opinion that judicious use of herbs can drastically reduce the cost of treatment of sick animals. This was one of conclusions drawn by the scientists who attended the Indian Veterinary Congress organised by the College of Veterinary Science, PAU, here recently.

Show on battle against bulge
LUDHIANA, Feb 28 — A very interesting and informative exhibition on diets and nutrition was organised by the Department of Dietetics, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. “We are What we eat.” “We must eat to live and not live to eat,” are the points which all human beings must keep in mind for maintaining good health.


PAU athletic meet
Raminder, Balbir shine on first day
LUDHIANA, February 28 — Raminder Singh of College of Agriculture and Balbir Kaur of College of Basic Sciences and Humanities stole the show in the two-day 35th Annual Athletic Meet of Punjab Agricultural University which started here today.Top

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